Jay Hyde Joins AICPA’s Washington Office As Director of Media Relations

Jack Humphrey, Regulatory journalist
September 11, 2012 /

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has announced the appointment of Jay Hyde as director of media relations.

An experienced public affairs specialist, Hyde has focused on strategic media relations during a career that has seen him advance the public policy goals of several high-profile associations in Washington, D.C. Working out of the AICPA’s office in our nation’s capital, his responsibilities will include communicating the Institute’s views on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the accounting profession.

Previously, Hyde was director of communications at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a Washington-based public policy organization serving investors, public company auditors and the capital markets that is affiliated with the AICPA.

In five years at the CAQ, Hyde devised and implemented a communications program that elevated the CAQ’s public profile and policy agenda, which included media outreach, development of publications and online content, event publicity and coordination of the Center’s speakers bureau.

“We are pleased to have Jay Hyde join the Institute as our Washington, DC Director of Media Relations. His experience at the Center for Audit Quality with public company auditing and capital markets will help the AICPA continue to effectively communicate through the media its legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the CPA profession, the public and good public policy,” said Janice Maiman, AICPA’s Senior Vice President of Communications and Media Channels.

He joined the CAQ from the National Governors Association (NGA), where as director of the office of communications he developed communications programs for the association, its Center for Best Practices and for the annual “Chair’s Initiative” promoting governors’ bipartisan approach to addressing public policy challenges.

His responsibilities also included communications planning for NGA’s winter and annual meetings and organizing news events featuring governors and NGA staff.

Before that, he directed communications efforts for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the American Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Earlier in his career, he was a media relations specialist and media trainer in the Washington, D.C., office of Burson-Marsteller.

A former broadcast journalist and congressional press secretary, Hyde is a graduate of Stonehill College.

He is a member of the National Press Club.


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